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William Freeman Nott was a councillor for North Ward on Camberwell Council and a prominent resident of Balwyn. He served in several commercial and community capacities before his death in 1921.

William Nott was born in Gawler, South Australia, and emigrated to Melbourne after beginning a successful accounting career at the Commercial Bank of South Australia. He purchased the Sevenoaks Farmhouse in 1906 and applied for a permit to house a piggery. Despite 26 objections, 10 of which were later withdrawn, the council granted him the permit and the farm was able to operate. (Full article)